September 13, 2017

Five Essential New Bread Books (Yes, they are truly essential)

I had no idea I needed more bread cookbooks, but…well…it turns out I do.  Actually, it looks like I need at least two more bread cookbooks (I already have three of the five recommendations below) because authors and bakers keep finding new takes on home bread baking (and side note: I might be a borderline […]

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April 11, 2017

The Fantastic Marble Cake That Was Supposed to Be A Pretzel

Honestly, this post was supposed to be about a pretzel. It was going to be a breathless retelling of my adventures in making the absolutely gorgeous Brezeln (aka Soft Pretzels) featured in Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss. There were going to be many photos of twisting and dipping and baking (a little random, rustic […]

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